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SA Private Security Sector to receive 6.4% wage increase

web-post September 7, 2017

South Africa’s Private Security Sector’s minimum wage is to increase from 1 September 2017 by an average increase of 6.4%.The new Sectoral Determination (SD) will be applicable until 31 August 2018. The minimum wage currently increases all other categories (e.g. Clerical staff, artisans, control centre operators, driver, general workers etc.) A statement by the Department… Continue Reading »

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Number of private security personnel in Turkey increases 92 percent in six years

web-post August 31, 2017

The number of private security personnel in Turkey has risen by 92 percent over the past six years, according to figures from the Interior Ministry. Responding to an information application from independent lawmaker Aylin Nazıaka, the ministry’s statistics showed that the number of private security personnel actively working in the country rose to 284,399 from… Continue Reading »

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Guidelines for Singapore private security firms to spot signs of radicalisation

web-post June 28, 2017

The Security Association of Singapore (SAS) will roll out a set of guidelines for private security agencies to help them identify potentially radicalised individuals. The new guidelines will include tell-tale signs of radicalisation and whistle-blowing procedures if possibly radicalised individuals are detected, SAS president Raj Joshua Thomas said. SAS, the lead security trade association representing… Continue Reading »

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Private security boom worries Swiss police

web-post April 7, 2017

Fear of terrorism has reportedly created a thriving market for private security firms in Switzerland, but a lack of uniform standards has Swiss police concerned. According to a report in newspaper SonntagsBlick, figures from economic information service Bisnode D&B show that 689 new private security firms have sprung up in Switzerland in the last five… Continue Reading »

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Private Security Industry gets recognition from Indian Government

web-post December 8, 2016

The Private Security Industry that employs over 7 million people in India is among the largest employers in the country, has finally caught the Government’s attention after many years of lobbying to make itself heard, by one of its own getting nominated, for the first time to the Central Advisory Board of the Ministry of… Continue Reading »

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Australian Salvation Army partners with private security

web-post December 6, 2016

In an Australian first, the Salvation Army has partnered with a private security company, Protective Group, in a large-scale project to provide safety solutions to family violence victims. The ‘Safer in the Home’ project launched in September 2016 operates in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. By 2017 and 2018 the project aims to provide services to… Continue Reading »

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PSIRA: New laws set to govern SA private security

web-post October 19, 2016

Private security regulators say new laws, due to take effect early next year, will govern the hiring and dress code of private security. The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) was represented at a Right2Know Campaign panel discussion around the conduct of private security on university campuses. Students who were present complained about being victimised… Continue Reading »

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11 Private Security firms guarding Donald Trump

web-post October 6, 2016

Throughout the 15 months he’s been running for president, Donald Trump’s campaign has paid private security contractors at least $432,201 for protection—$320,453 of which was spent after he was given a Secret Service detail in November 2015, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The calculus for Trump seems simple. A public figure since the 1970s,… Continue Reading »

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At ASIS 2016, US DHS chief emphasizes the role of private security in combating terror

web-post October 5, 2016

On the day after the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson addressed attendees at the annual ASIS conference in Orlando where he stressed the importance of the relationship between the public sector and the private security community in helping to keep the nation safe from the… Continue Reading »



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